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How Orthodontics Can Help Jaw Alignment

Braces are a great option for correcting several dental issues. These issues include overcrowding, misalignment, spacing, and overbites and underbites. A lot of people like braces because of the aesthetic change that they can make, however, braces can also fix non-aesthetic issues that are pertinent to the health of your teeth and jaw. Braces help to bring your teeth into proper intercuspation, which means that your teeth will align properly over one another. Read on to learn more about how orthodontics can help jaw alignment from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, Dr. Niloufar Azami, and Dr. Adam Skrypczak at Greater Houston Orthodontics.

An overbite or underbite has an impact on how your jaw is positioned. The jaw extends outward because the teeth are misaligned when one has an underbite. When one has an overbite, the chin may look weak, and the lips may protrude from the face in a harsh, unflattering manner.

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Why You May Need Teeth Extracted Before Orthodontic Treatment

Getting braces isn’t as simple as just putting them on your teeth as they are. In fact, there are several steps one must go through prior to getting the actual appliances on your teeth. First, you will need a thorough tooth cleaning to make sure there is a clean, healthy surface. In some cases, more extensive preparation is necessary – like a tooth extraction. While tooth extraction may not be necessary for every patient, some patients will require this. Read on to learn more about tooth extractions from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, Dr. Niloufar Azami, and Dr. Adam Skrypczak at Greater Houston Orthodontics.

There are a number of instances in which an orthodontist may recommend tooth extraction prior to braces treatment. Some of the most common reasons for extraction include when a tooth is so damaged or unhealthy it cannot be rescued with root canal therapy, when teeth are too crowded, or when a severe overbite surgery is not an option.

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3 Effective Ways to Relieve Invisalign Pain

Invisalign is on a constant rise as a preferred choice of orthodontic treatment by teenagers and adults. This cost-effective treatment gives you a healthy and beautiful appearance in a shorter time than traditional braces! Invisalign comes with numerous benefits, however, there are a few things you should take care of in order to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Read on for some tips to relieve your Invisalign pain from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, Dr. Niloufar Azami, and Dr. Adam Skrypczak at Greater Houston Orthodontics.

  1.       Choose Soft Foods in Your Diet

Your eating habits are often the culprits of discomfort while being treated with Invisalign. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your meals without being uncomfortable! Choose soft foods when your teeth are sore due to movement when possible and cut up chewier foods into small pieces.

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3 Orthodontic Tips for Cold & Flu Season

With cold and flu season well underway, cough drops, tissues, and hot tea have probably become daily staples. Chances are your teeth and braces are probably the last things you’re thinking about! However, there are some things related to the cold or flu that can affect your oral health. Keep reading to learn some tips from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, Dr. Niloufar Azami, and Dr. Adam Skrypczak at Greater Houston Orthodontics.

  1. Make Sure to Keep Bad Stuff Off Your Teeth

Did you know most cough drops are loaded with sugar? Go for sugar for sugar-free cough drops and be sure not to bite down too hard! Cough syrup is loaded with sugar too – be sure to rinse your mouth out afterward to keep that sugar off of your teeth! Also, stomach acid is hard on teeth, so if you’re throwing up, be sure to brush your teeth afterward.

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GHO’s West U Is Moving To 4191 Bellaire Boulevard Suite 275

We are excited to announce that Greater Houston Orthodontics’ West University/Bellaire Boulevard office is moving! We are relocating to a beautiful new location at 4191 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite 275 Houston, TX 77025 and look forward to welcoming our families on December 8th.

We built our new office with patient safety and comfort in mind. To that end, our new location offers:

  • filtration built into the central air system;
  • a clinical area complete with partitions for the safety of our patients;
  • a larger waiting area to ensure appropriate distancing;
  • spacious parking so you can get in and out of appointments faster; and
  • state-of-the-art technology for the highest quality orthodontic treatment.

Our brand new facility will also provide an enhanced experience for patients and families. The ultra-modern renovation includes an interactive waiting room, an iPad game table and a patient rewards program. During the summer months, we will have a beverage center and frozen popsicle station… and even an entire wall of candy for our Ortho graduates! 

Above all, we are focused on creating smiles that build self-esteem and confidence. Our new West University office location will help us do exactly that. We’ll reach out directly to let you know when your next appointment will be at our new office. In the meantime, if you have an upcoming appointment and are unsure of the location, please call our office at (713) 662-0621 and a member of our team would be happy to assist you.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

The Team at Greater Houston Orthodontics

Dr. Amir Davoody
Dr. Rana Mehr
Dr. Nilou Azami
Dr. Adam Skrypczak

Is Chilly Weather Hurting Your Teeth?

As fall begins in many parts of the country, temperatures begin to drop, and leaves begin to change. However, can the cooler weather also cause your teeth to hurt? Keep reading to learn more about how your teeth can react to cooler weather from Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, Dr. Niloufar Azami, and Dr. Adam Skrypczak at Greater Houston Orthodontics.

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When your tooth enamel wears down or your gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is especially sensitive to temperature changes. The weather can also cause your teeth to experience discomfort. During the winter, your teeth contract in response to intense cold weather. This can lead to cracks in your teeth and cause the same type of pain that you may feel when you eat something cold, like ice cream.

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